40th Annual Vintage User Boat Show Alexandria Bay, NY @ Upper James Street Docks
Jul 21 – Jul 23 all-day




The 40th Annual Vintage User Boat Show is sponsored by the 1000 Islands Chapter of  ACBS in Alexandria Bay, NY. NOTE: The Boat Show and Awards Program is cancelled due to the high water levels. The Kick-off Party will be held as noted below.

Friday, July 21, 2017, Antique Boat Museum, Mary Street, Clayton, NY 6:00-8:00PM

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Boat Show Upper James Street Docks, Alexandria Bay, NY 8AM-4PM – CANCELLED

Sunday, July 23, 2017, Awards Brunch Edgewood Resort 10AM – CANCELLED

Visit our website for registration form www.1000islandsacbs.org Randy Fletcher 585-766-7585


Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous @ Mystic River Park
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts. An award competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity and workmanship. Approximate 35 classic vessels create a colorful gathering along the Museum’s waterfront all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Boat Parade

Sunday at 12:30p.m., the classic vessels depart Mystic Seaport to take part in a jubilant, three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River. Each boat will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the iconic bascule bridge. The boats and their costumed crews will make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.

This year, in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Museum’s own schooner BRILLIANT, we will feature Sparkman & Stephens vessels. Design #12, BRILLIANT was one of Olin Stephens’ earliest designs. She was launched in 1932 in City Island, N.Y. As one of the longest running sail training programs in the country, she has carried more than 10,000 students aboard. We look forward to having Sparkman & Stephens here to help us honor the featured class.

July 22-23

Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m./ Sunday:9a.m.-12:30p.m./ Downriver parade: Sunday at 12:30p.m.

Interested vessel owners should check back after May 1 for registration materials and participation information.

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Thunder in the Outer Harbor – Buffalo @ Behind the Breakwall at Buffalo Outer Harbor
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

Thunder in the Outer Harbor – Buffalo

“Thunder at the Outer Harbor” at Buffalo, New York, will have vintage race boats and a classic car show.

Featuring the evolution of raceboats and cars (from woodies, to hydroplanes, to offshore boats!)

July 22 & 23, 2017 10am -4pm both days.  No entry fee.

Behind the Breakwall at the Buffalo Outer harbor.

Contact- Rich DeGlopper      Phone – 716-946-7246

[email protected]       Website: http://thunderouterharborbuffalo.weebly.com


Pacific Northwest Chapter 2017 Boat Show in Renton, WA @ Gene Coulon Park
Jul 22 all-day

Pacific Northwest Chapter to host Boat Show at Gene Coulon Park Renton, Washington  July 22, 2017.

The Pacific Northwest Chapter will be hosting a one day Boat show at Gene Coulon Park in Renton WA on July 22nd in conjunction with Renton River Day’s. All spectators will be offered a free ride at speed in one of our classics. For registration information on the event please contact Karl Hoffman.

2017 Grand Lake Colorado Classic Boat Show @ Grand Lake Town Docks
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter sponsors a show FREE to the public!

Classic boats on display at the Grand Lake town docks from 9:00am-12:30pm.  Boat parade immediately following the show, weather permitting.


Finger lakes Chapter 39th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Clift Park
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Payette Lake Classic and Wooden 2017 Boat Show @ Shore Lodge
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day
Payette Lake Classic and Wooden 2017 Boat Show @ Shore Lodge | McCall | Idaho | United States

The Payette Lakes Chapter will host its annual Classic and Wooden Boat Show on the docks of the picturesque Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho on July 28, 29, and  30, 2017. 

The show will be an active event with a boat parade, boat cruise, Ships Store and awards banquet.  For more information visit the Chapter website www.payetteclassicboats.com   Plan to attend and stay at the Shore Lodge where we recommend you make your reservations early at (800) 657-6464 or www.shorelodgemccall.com 

Lake Champlain 32nd Annual Vintage Boat Show @ Burlington Community Boathouse College
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day
Lake Champlain 32nd Annual Vintage Boat Show @ Burlington Community Boathouse College | Burlington | Vermont | United States


July 29…Location: Burlington Community Boathouse College St, Burlington Vermont Contact: Mike O’Brien 

Lake James 2017 Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show @ Lake James
Jul 29 all-day
Lake James 2017 Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show @ Lake James | Angola | Indiana | United States


The date is July 29th in Angola, Indiana, on the beautiful Lake James.

This is the  8th year and it keeps growing. Last year there were 75 classic boats and 75 cars.

The show has artists, live music, food vendors, antique outboard motors, and fun times.

For information either check the Indiana chapter web page or contact Mike McBride at [email protected]. Phone 260-249-7464.

2017 Iowa Great Lakes Rendezvous @ Arnold's Park
Jul 29 all-day

Jerry Dyhrkopp Iowa Great Lakes Chapter sponsors the 2017 Boat Rendezvous.

This Antique and Classic Boat Show is held on beautiful Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa at the Arnold’s Park docks.  

Be sure to visit the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum while you are there.
Cocktail Party Friday, July 28th, 2017
Boat Show Saturday, July 29th, 2017 ( With our annual boat cruise from West to East Lake Okoboji to follow)
Rain Date   Sunday,   July 30th, 2017

53rd Annual Antique Boat Museum Show & Auction @ Antique Boat Museum
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

On August 4-6, 2017 the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY will hold the 53rd Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction.

Registration will open March 1. Visit abm.org to register or contact Margaret Hummel, Director of Events & Marketing, at [email protected] or 315-686-4104 x223.

If you have never made the trip to Clayton for the longest running antique boat show in North America, it is time that you cross it off your bucket list! Over 100 boats on display in water and on land in addition to regular Museum exhibits! Shop the nautical Marketplace vendors for everything from much needed spare boat parts to fine nautical jewelry and art.

Boaters are encouraged to arrive Thursday August 3 to launch their boats and set up their displays. Those new to the St. Lawrence River can learn a safe path to navigate the Islands during our Exhibitors Cruise, led by Museum boats. Thursday evening features a casual Welcome Reception with light snacks and beverages, giving everyone a chance to say hello to old friends and forge new connections.

Visitors to the show tour the Museum grounds Friday and Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 9 AM – 1 PM; the Museum remains open until 5 PM Sunday but show activities conclude at 1 PM. Throughout the weekend there will be forums and demonstrations, boat rides, crafts and activities for kids, and the opportunity to row a St. Lawrence Skiff.

The team of volunteer judges will make their rounds on Saturday to review entries submitted for judging.

Looking for your next project? Bring your checkbook and stake out a spot at the boat auction, held Saturday August 5 at 1 PM! The ABM is proud to partner with Antique Boat America to offer everything from turn-key show winners to affordable projects that you can squeeze into your garage.

Don’t miss out on delicious meals offered by a local favorite, The Clipper Inn: Saturday evening’s dinner held in the ABM Tent is a chance to unwind, enjoy a waterfront meal, and walk the docks after the crowds have gone home. After dinner join the crowd on Mary Street for a FREE block dance! On Sunday morning The Clipper Inn is back to serve delicious brunch. Tickets purchased in advance are required for both Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. At 10:30 AM Sunday the Awards Ceremony will begin.

At 12 PM Sunday we encourage all in water boats to participate in the Grand Parade, marking the conclusion of the Antique Boat Show. Led by our Clayton Fire Department’s rescue boat, Last Chance, and the Museum’s in-water fleet, the parade is a historic event allowing crowds gathered on the Museum campus and across waterfront of downtown Clayton to admire and wave farewell to the show exhibitors.



12th Annual Madison Area Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Christy's Landing
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day

Madison, Wisconsin will be the scene of the 12th Annual Madison Area Antique & Classic Boat Show.

After launching at Christy’s Landing, boats will cruise by the State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus.  Llunch at the newly renovated Edgewater Hotel.

Work your way back through the Madison lakes for an authentic fish boil dinner in the sand.

Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter hosts the public show on Saturday.

Contact Mark Walters (608) 770-4439 [email protected]; Andy McMormick (608) 222-0018 [email protected]; or Rich Lepping (608)235-1707 [email protected].  See website: www.glacbs.org for details and registration.

Mountainview Woodies 2017 Naples, Maine Boat Show @ Naples Town Docks
Aug 8 – Aug 12 all-day

The Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club of Maine will be holding our 24th Annual Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Naples Town Docks.

Related events include the following:

  • Tuesday, August 8 rides for campers at Camp Sunshine. Come donate your time and a little fuel to give these kids an experience that they (and you) will never forget! This is a great way to give back and let them experience a little of the nostalgia and pleasure we all remember from our youth. Enthusiastic boaters can ride from Brandy Pond thru the Songo Locks into Sebago by meeting on Brandy Pond at 10:30 AM.
  • Wednesday, August 9 Long Lake cruise to Harrison for lunch. Boaters meet in Naples in front of the town docks at 10:00 AM for a casual and relaxing ride up Long Lake. Boaters are free to peel off and explore the scenery. Boaters can order off the menu at the Villiage Tie Up in Harrison, although you are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch.
  • Thursday, August 10 Sebago Lake excursion with lunch at Migis Lodge. Avid boaters can ride from Brandy Pond thru the Songo Locks to Sebago by meeting on Brandy Pond at 10:30 AM. This is another casual and relaxing ride, this time exploring Sebago and the Dingley Islands before arriving at Migis Lodge.
  • Friday, August 11 Banquet at Freedom Cafe 5:00 PM, followed by Arrival Parade at 7:00 PM starting from Brandy Pond. This is a real crowd pleaser!

For more information email the show chairman. Join us once for the events and you’ll understand why we do this year after year!  

New Hampshire Boat Museum Annual Boat House Tour @ Meredith Bay
Aug 10 all-day
New Hampshire Boat Museum Annual Boat House Tour @ Meredith Bay | Laconia | New Hampshire | United States


Visit historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee in the only tour of its kind!

Thurs. Aug. 10th   9 am – 4 pm. (RAIN DATE: Friday 8/11)   Tour will depart from Meredith Bay this year!

Three ways to take the tour:

  • on water in a vintage wooden boat,
  • by land in your own car,
  • or by land in an antique automobile.

On-water and antique car tickets sell out fast! Two tour launch times for boats and antique cars: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm.

Ticket prices: Members – Land Tour $36, Antique Car Tour $67.50, & Water Tour $135;  Not-yet-members – Land Tour $40, Antique Car Tour $75, Water Tour $150. 

27th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival @ Door County Maritime Museum
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

The Door County Maritime Museum’s 27th Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Festival will take place on August 12 and 13, 2017 in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin capping off the city’s Maritime Week celebration. 

The annual event offers a pre-event for registered boaters on Friday August 11th- the 10 mile “Bay to Lake Lighthouse Cruise” featuring lunch at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and a reception in the museum at day’s end.  Saturday brings boats on display, an adjacent street festival- “Maritime on Madison”, kids’ activities, an evening of fireworks, and the best freshly-caught whitefish sandwiches in Wisconsin.  The festival also includes an entertaining Sikaflex Challenge boatbuilding contest and race.  The two-person teams build their boats on Saturday and race on Sunday.  Some even finish the course.  Check the Festival website for complete information: www.doorcountyclassicboatfestival.com.

40th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Boat Show and Festival of Arts
Aug 12 all-day
40th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Boat Show and Festival of Arts @ Cedarville | Michigan | United States

40th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Boat Show and Festival of Arts, Hessel, Michigan. 

Come up to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan to view one of the largest antique boat shows in the nation. 

Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered and displayed in the water in this very unique show.  This year we are showcasing “The Best of 40 Years” which will include many Best of Show winners from the previous 39 shows.  

New Hampshire Museum Alton Bay Boat Show @ Alton Bay Town Dock
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Hampshire Museum Alton Bay Boat Show @ Alton Bay Town Dock | Alton | New Hampshire | United States

The New Hampshire Boat Museum sponsors the Alton Bay Boat Show. Sat. Aug. 12- 14th,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

This informal, non-judged vintage boat show is held at the Alton Bay town docks as part of the Alton Old Home Day. No advance registration necessary. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Call the Museum with questions.